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Ira D. Witmer Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-165
Collection includes letters received by Ira D. Witmer of Lancaster County, Pa., from Amos Harmer and William Tweed, both serving as privates in Company D of the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves during the Civil War.  The letters describe winter encampment at Camp Peirpont in Virginia and the regiment's activities during the first year of the war.  Other letters to Witmer are from his cousin, Henry Herr Witmer, of Paradise, Pa.  A "Catalogue of pupils" by George Witmer, a "Draught or map of the estate of Philip Ferree" and a photograph album of unidentified family members are also included in the collection.


  • 1802-1874


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11.00 items


Correspondence (1861), list of pupils (1839), map (1802), photograph album.

Biographical or Historical Information

Ira D. Witmer was the son of a Paradise, Pa., merchant who corresponded with family and childhood friends during the American Civil War.

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Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

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